Pondoro Game Lodge

Safari Lodge | Balule Nature Reserve | South Africa This luxurious safari lodge in the heart of the Balule Nature Reserve offers a unique African bush experience. Safaris from Pondoro traverse 17,000 acres of pristine wilderness, home to an incredible array of wildlife and flora, including the iconic Big Five.

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A visit to Pondoro Game Lodge will surely be the trip of a lifetime, with luxurious accommodations, expert guides, and unforgettable wildlife experiences.

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Rating | Personal and Comfortable

Highlights & What to Expect

  • Participate in Big Five game drives, bird watching, and bush walks led by knowledgeable rangers.
  • Pondoro is committed to environmentally friendly practices and utilizes solar power and water recycling to minimize environmental impact.
  • Savor delectable meals prepared by skilled chefs that blend international and local flavors.
  • Unwind and rejuvenate with various spa treatments, such as massages and facials.
  • Visit nearby villages and interact with the locals to immerse yourself in the local culture.

Location & Setting

The lodge is located on the banks of the Olifants River, providing spectacular views of the African bush-veld in Balule Private Game Reserve. The lodge is intimate and luxurious and offers a safari experience second to none in the Greater Kruger National Park. It is easily accessible from the airport adjacent to Hoedspruit.


The lodge has five spacious and elegantly appointed suites, each with a private deck and plunge pool. Large, comfortable beds with crisp linens, spacious ensuite bathrooms with indoor and outdoor showers, and private decks with plunge pools and breathtaking views of the surrounding bush-veld are all features of the suites. Guests will find all the modern amenities they need for a comfortable stay in each suite, including air conditioning, ceiling fans, minibars, and complimentary WiFi.


Pondoro has a sparkling swimming pool to cool off on a hot day while taking in the stunning views of the surrounding bush-veld. Guests can also unwind with a relaxing massage or treatment at the lodge's spa, which offers a variety of treatments to soothe the mind, body, and soul. There is a stylishly decorated lounge and bar area, ideal for sipping a sundowner while admiring the breathtaking views, and an intimate boma, where guests can dine under the stars on a traditional African barbecue.







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Game Drives

Bush Dining

Bird Watching

Bush Walks


Bush Picnics

Night Drives

Culture Tours